When you apply to law school, most people have to answer the question, "Why do you want to go to law school?" Many of us, idealistically respond that we want to fight social injustice and help those without a voice. However, few of us are motivated by actual events in our own lives. This is not the case for author, mother, soldier and recent graduate of St. Mary's Law School. It was Melissa Anderson's own abusive past that motivated her to attend law school. At 29, this young woman has endured more than her share of pain. Her pain and circumstances did not stop her from accomplishing her goals. She even took an exam two hours after giving birth to her fourth child! You can read her incredible story here and you can find The Big Fib, the book she wrote after her brother's tragic death on Amazon.